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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

Former Representative for Washington’s 3rd District

pronounced JAY-mee // huh-REH-ruh BUT-ler

Herrera Beutler was the representative for Washington’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2011 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3, 2011-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Herrera Beutler.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Herrera Beutler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Herrera Beutler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Herrera Beutler was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Herrera Beutler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Environmental Protection (13%) Transportation and Public Works (13%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Herrera Beutler recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Herrera Beutler voted Yea

Passed 223/206 on Sep 22, 2022.

Herrera Beutler voted Yea

Herrera Beutler voted Yea

Passed 230/192 on Dec 12, 2019.

Herrera Beutler voted Aye

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Passed 256/164 on Jan 11, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under …

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Herrera Beutler voted Aye

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Herrera Beutler voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2022, Herrera Beutler missed 872 of 7,297 roll call votes, which is 12.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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